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The following professional institutes recognize GPRC courses and programs. Acceptance of transfer courses is at the discretion of the receiving body. Transfer arrangements can and do change. Students intending to use GPRC courses for credit in professional institute programs are advised to check with the appropriate institute for the latest transfer information.
CHARTERED PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS OF CANADA (C.P.A)
Students completing an undergraduate Accounting degree are able to enter the Professional Education Program (PEP) towards the C.P.A. designations. Holders of undergraduate degrees not in accounting are able to take a bridging program which gives them the pre-requisites for the PEP. Consult the CPA Canada website for further details.
ALBERTA ASSESSORS ASSOCIATION/UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
The core education requirements towards becoming an Accredited Municipal Assessor of Alberta can be taken through the University of British Columbia through distance education. Some equivalent GPRC courses may be taken in place of the UBC courses. For a table of equivalent GPRC courses, visit the Sauder School of Business website - http://www.sauder.ubc.ca/Programs/Real_Estate_Division/Credit_Programs_and_Professional_Development_Courses/Overview/Equivalencies_and_Transcript_Reviews
APPRAISAL INSTITUTE OF CANADA/UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
To become an ACCREDITED APPRAISER CANADIAN INSTITUTE (AACI™), students will need a university degree, and will need to complete courses through the University of British Columbia through distance education. Some equivalent GPRC courses may be taken in place of the UBC courses. For a table of equivalent GPRC courses, visit the Sauder School of Business website - http://www.sauder.ubc.ca/Programs/Real_Estate_Division/Credit_Programs_and_Professional_Development_Courses/Overview/Equivalencies_and_Transcript_Reviews
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
To enter the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) Designation Program, students will need to have completed a business-related diploma or degree. Consult the SCMA website for further details.
APPRENTICESHIP AND INDUSTRY TRAINING BLUE SEAL PROGRAM
If students have a valid Alberta Journeyman Certificate, Alberta Occupational Certificate or a valid recognized trade certificate they are eligible to apply for a Blue Seal Certificate. The Blue Seal Certificate certifies that the tradesperson has a high level of business knowledge along with the technical skills of their trade.
Many GPRC courses can be applied towards the 150 hours of study needed to complete the Blue Seal Certificate. Consult the Trade Secrets web link provided above for more details.
Students may be required to successfully challenge exams set by the professional organizations to receive full credit towards their credential. Professional designations often require related work or articling experience over and above the academic requirements.
It is the student's responsibility to contact the appropriate professional organization to confirm current professional requirements.
Information in the College Calendar on Professional Designations and professional course equivalencies is subject to change without prior notice by the respective professional organizations. Grande Prairie Regional College will not be liable in the event of discrepancies between the text in this calendar and current information provided by the professional organizations listed here.